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Month: August 2020

Hands up!

No. 2,572

A group of young Black Lives Matters protesters (mostly
white)
harassed several
white diners
in Washington, DC, on Monday night for not
raising their fists in “solidarity” with BLM. As you can see,
here and here and here, several
diners raised their hands. But one
woman refuses to
submit to the mob that surrounds her while yelling at her. There was another
woman in a
blue sweater, but
the exchanges between them and the protestors are inaudible, as it is with the first
woman.

Had I been there I would have given them an Italian salute,
and shouted back, “BLM is evil. You want trouble? All you get from me is the
finger. Come and get it, thugs!”

I see no
difference between the raised hands and the disgusting sight of whites kneeling
in collective guilt and deference to blacks in
Houston (there are several videos of other
pleadings from around the country of white shame and forgiveness on the
Internet, too many to cite here).  Paying
obedience or symbolic agreement and support to thugs who threaten your life is
not a guarantee of one’s life. It is not a guarantee of anything. It is
nihilism, and destruction for the sake of destruction.

At another
restaurant, In another instance
a black woman berates a couple having an outside dinner for not
raising their hands in support of BLM.

You must ask
yourself: Do those who raise their hands to signify support of BLM, do so out
of fear of being  harassed, or because
they so little value their right to be left alone to enjoy a meal without being
brow beaten and verbally accosted by thugs? And don’t want to bother with a
physical action? Do they not realize that by raising their hands – out of fear
or from just plain expediency – they are sanctioning and tolerating the ongoing
wanton destruction and killing  BLM has
been responsible for over the past several weeks?  

Most people don’t
realize the Black Lives Matter
” organization is a Marxist
anarchist group”,
writes Pam Geller.  “BLM will be able to grow as long as our
culture tolerates it.”. raising a hand in answer to its demands – or even by
just kneeling in humble, disgraceful supplication to it – is thoughtless, heedless,
and dangerous. These people may or may not reap the consequences of their “vitune
signaling.” But surely others will, who were never asked to raise their hands. 

Get on with liviing

“Get On With Your Lives!”
– Oxford Professor Says “People Have Become Overly Frightened” Of COVID-19
a Guest column by Carl Heneghan, courtesy of Ruth King


No. 2,571
Even though BoJo’s (Boris Johnson’s)  system of localized COVID-19 measures seems to be working, the unrelenting hysteria peddled by the British press has left millions of Britons traumatized.
Now, Carl Heneghan, a professor of Evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, is
calling for the government to intervene and “proactively reassure” his young students that the coronavirus won’t kill them if they contract it.
He said exaggerated fears of the virus have led to “people going about their daily lives misunderstanding and overestimating their risk,” something with which many Americans can probably empathize.
And as parts of north Manchester remain on ‘partial lockdown’, the professor said introducing local lockdowns could do more harm than good by forcing people into their homes, potentially infecting other vulnerable people who live with them, especially as
the temperature drops.
Professor Heneghan’s work has led to a lowering of the official death toll after he revealed COVID-19 deaths were being counted even if someone had subsequently died of other
causes.
As we learn more about the virus, the pandemic could end up no worse than a bad flu season, the professor said, with a touch of hyperbole.
The UK’s large death toll may hint at a larger number of cases left undiscovered, some have argued. Others have blamed failures in protecting the vulnerable populations living in care homes.
Heneghan’s work
‘reframing’ how COVID-19 deaths are counted could eventually lead to the world
seeing far fewer deaths than were actually reported (while many still went
uncounted). But as we’ve come to understand how to treat COVID-19 more
effectively, society hasn’t recalibrated its fear of the virus.
“We
reset how we calculate the death rates. We now need to reset how we communicate
the risks of the virus.”
“I am
concerned people have become overly frightened and throughout this pandemic,
the fear instilled in people has been a real problem.”
“Many
people misunderstand and overestimate their risk of Covid. This uncertainty is
leaving them highly anxious and affecting schools, offices and how we go about
our daily lives. The government needs to intervene to explain to people their
true risks.”
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Blogger’s Note: The government will do little to alleviate the anxiety. It has a vested interest in continuing the anxiety for political reasons, mainly to increase control of the populace.  What Heneghan discusses also is the restructuring of people’s  personal and distant relationships, and condemning them to isolation, loneliness, and an atomization of one to a calculated psychological  distress, and exploiting even one’s perceived epistemological insignificance or superfluence. 

Spiked spiked

No. 2,570
Britain seems to be in the grip of a death wish. Despite
coronavirus being largely defeated – hospital deaths are down by 99 per
cent and hospitalisations by 96 per cent – we face new rules, stiff
fines, panicky local lockdowns, and quarantine when we return from
overseas. It’s the new normal, everyone says. But how long will this
new normal last? Forever? Will we ever again go into a shop with our
faces uncovered? Or get up close and personal with each other in a mosh
pit? Or enjoy the right to protest? Or attend a wedding that has more
than 30 guests? Britain is in recession. Millions will lose their jobs.
Health and society will suffer as a consequence. This is a result of
‘the new normal’ and the locking down of society far beyond the three
weeks we were originally told. It is unsustainable. Covid
Bredon O’Neill’s opening editorial is heavily tainted with
despair.
Britain
seems to be in the grip of a death wish. Despite coronavirus being largely
defeated – hospital deaths are down by 99 per cent and hospitalisations by 96
per cent – we face new rules, stiff fines, panicky local lockdowns, and
quarantine when we return from overseas. It’s the new normal, everyone says.
But how long will this new normal last? Forever? Will we ever again go into a
shop with our faces uncovered?…”
For as long as the politicians, “experts” and the globalist
elites rule the roost, they can set the terms for our existence, for the
controlled and obliging populace is what they want. Forever and Ever. Designed
and intended to be managed. A submissive and obedient populace is their ideal
polity. Reason and practical policies 
— do lockdowns, masks, and social distancing really “work”? –they
have no measurable consequence other than to make things worse, and are
blatantly and expressively anti-social. They make living miserable, and also
cause one to be wary of the self-empowered and crusading Pecksmiths who roam
society in constant search of miscreants to sic the authorities on, to see
them practice their chokeholds and arm-twisting on assaulted, hapless
citizens.
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Nick Carter’s essay is more down to earth and dwells on the
specifics of totalitarian practices.
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Victoria:
Australia’s Covid autocracy

Freedoms, once surrendered, can be impossible to recover.


COLUMNIST

13th August 2020
“Exhibit A is the state of Victoria, where Covid-19 has
recently spread through the community in what might be called a second wave if
there had been a first wave, which there wasn’t.”
Carter’s essay is “ripe” with sober observations and lacks
the pining for better times that colors O’Neill’s essay (not that I don’t pine
for them to distraction myself).
Melbourne
residents who leave their homes between 8pm and 5am face a $5,000 fine, imposed
by police not the courts. Fines will also be issued to anyone who, a) is caught
without a mask; b) exercises for more than an hour; c) wanders further than 5km
from home; d) is judged by police to be shopping excessively (“excessively?”  how full is one’s food cupboard when a cop
judges it “excessive”?) in the small number of shops allowed to stay open; e)
gets married; f) overnights in the house of someone other than their designated
intimate partner; g) goes fishing; or h) plays golf.
“You have
too many cans of tomato sauce and packs of pasta and meatballs. You’re under
arrest for excessive shopping.”
Most of the links I provide from UK and American newspapers
get it wrong about the Melbourne cop
chokeholding a woman; it wasn’t over her
not wearing a mask, but about her violating the lockdown curfew, as I
gather from the news reports.
Victoria
became an
autocracy overnight, granting unfettered power to
a premier unaccountable to parliament and freed from the rule of law. The
police have turned from citizens in uniform to the enforcers of ministerial
declarations, most of them quite absurd.
The
pandemic is revealing more uncomfortable truths by the day, like our
willingness to abandon our freedoms and traditions at the first whiff of
grapeshot.
Governments
mistrustful of citizens have been too quick to respond to risks to public
health with coercion, rather than simply appealing for a civic-minded people to
do the right thing.
In Australia there
has been a level of official control seldom seen since the convict era. There
has been barely any opposition. A people once prepared to make the ultimate
sacrifice of lives in defence of liberty is surrendering its freedom on the
pretext of saving lives.
It is
teaching us that when we dispense with the checks and balances that make
democratic governments better than they otherwise might be, there is an
exponential increase in the number and scale of state-induced blunders….
Nick Cater is
executive director of the Menzies Research Centre and a columnist with
the Australian.

The Mask Wars


No, 2,569

The Mask Wars. Masks
became a big thing after expert-in-chief Anthony Fauci did a 180 on his initial
pronouncement that masks aren’t effective. Now he says you should 
wear
goggles
 too. The media has scared and nudged  busybodies to publicly accuse anyone who
prefers to go maskless—even outdoors—of endangering the lives of others.
Masks
also serve as an allegory for our times. Even if they are effective, mandatory
face coverings put us all into a state of anonymity and isolation. They make
real face-to-face conversations impossible.” 



Say goodbye to handshakes, too. Wash your hands first! Rubbing elbows permitted!
The
sale of goggles should become an additional financial boon to Internet
companies selling designer masks for a pretty penny.
In Australia a lockdown cop put a chokehold on a woman outside a store the better to sudue her. He
was backed up by a female cop with a tazer.  In New
York  police pinned down a woman they said wasn’t wearing her mask
properly. She talked back to a cop and that was her main crime. One does not contradict the mask police lest one be rough handled by the authority and undergo physical abuse..
There are dozens of such incidents and assaults on individuals. It has become a mandated , compulsory requirement that citizens wear masks in public. I don’t dare go to NYC now, first, because I refuse to wear a mask, and second, because it is a form of submission to state dictates.

But mask wearing has spread beyond public appearances. It has spread to sex.

Safe sex during the coronavirus pandemic might soon require protection beyond just the nether regions.
“A new study from researchers at Harvard University says that hooking up carries some risk for transmitting COVID-19 from one partner to the other and recommends — among other practices — wearing a face mask while doin’ it.
The research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicineranked frisky situations based on how likely it is to catch coronavirus while in the act. Researchers recommend wearing a mask for the riskiest sexual scenario: sex with people other than those with whom one is quarantined.”


“Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city would shut down utility service for residents who committed flagrant violations of health orders and hosted large parties that can fuel the spread of the coronavirus.


If the LAPD responds to repeated complaints and verifies that there have been violations at a home, the city will within 48 hours have the DWP shut off service at that home. Garcetti also indicated that county health inspectors and other city representatives would be on the lookout for violations.
“Garcetti brushed aside legal concerns about the shutoffs:…You’re breaking the law. Just as we can shut down bars breaking alcohol laws,” he said, “in places that are in criminal violations, we can shut them down.”  Thus speaks another tin-pot dictator. 
Even if the party-goers are all wearing masks, they’ll be denied water and electricity.


The evidence is obvious: the West is morphing into a Chinese pattern
with more and more people submitting to the virtue-signalling mask culture.
The goal is also transparent: to erase a society of individuals and replace it with one of
obedient,
safe, unquestioning, and  thoughtless clones, wary of the enforcers.

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From the blogger: If you’re curious, this is me in 1949, at three years old,looking pensive,
wondering what my future will be.after having been adopted from the county juvenile court. And a passport phogo of me in 2019.

Wake up — but be not WOKE

No. 2,568
A guest column by Joan Swirsky
Jews need to wake up – but not be “woke.”
The Democrats’ abandonment of the Jews

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August 10, 2020

In 1984, David S. Wyman, a professor of history at Amherst College, published The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941–1945, in which he documented the degree to which leftist icons like President Franklin Delano Roosevelt were presented with irrefutable evidence of Jewish genocide and did nothing to stop the mass murder of six-million Jews in Hitler’s Europe.


Jewish leaders who were given an “audience” with FDR implored him, beseeched him to intervene in this unprecedented annihilation, and showed him graphic evidence of:
  • Jews being herded into asphyxiating cattle cars on their way to concentration camps,
  • Jewish infants and children being ripped from the arms of their parents,
  • Jews clawing at the walls of gas chambers until their last-gasp deaths.
But FDR did nothing! If there is blood on the hands of any politician in the last thousand years, it is on the hands of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
And yet, leftist American Jews––to this day––celebrate his presidency.
Now we know why, thanks to a few honest historians, among them Rafael Medoff, who wrote The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust and The Deafening Silence: American Jewish Leaders and the Holocaust, and Lucy Dawidowicz, who wrote The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945.

Why? Because to leftists like FDR and his toadying adherents, nothing on earth took precedence over actualizing their political agenda, which was––and remains to this day––total government control over the immensely stupid masses, the deplorables, the people who don’t understand the imperative of handing over their destinies to the Regressive powers-that-be.

Many of the Jews who survived the Holocaust and ended up in America had already been physically, mentally, and emotionally destroyed and wanted desperately to be in the good graces of anyone who promised to protect them––a sentiment that savvy leftist politicians like FDR were quick to exploit.

Aiding and abetting Roosevelt––and every Democrat regime to this day––were the left-wing media, the same media that covered for the socialist phony FDR, concealed his racism, and camouflaged his anti-Semitism.
Today these media whores are doing the exact same thing in covering for the Obama-Biden regime that we now know are mobilizing their virulently anti-Semitic minions––including the Jew haters in Black Lives Matter and Antifa––to demonize Jews and Israel relentlessly and ruthlessly every day in every way.

A BRIEF RESPITE
After the Holocaust, American Jews still suffered from the vicious quotas imposed on them by major universities like Harvard and Yale and many other institutions of “higher” learning. Also by medical schools that wouldn’t accept them and law firms that wouldn’t hire them––the reason why so many major medical institutions and powerful law practices in America were established by Jews. But for the most part, florid anti-Semitism went underground because the growing awareness of Hitler’s genocide silenced even the most fanatical Jew haters.

Even though Jews had arrived on America’s shores centuries ago–– since colonial times––and loved and embraced the freedom that America promised and contributed mightily to the betterment of our country, the metastatic virus of Jew Hatred followed them.
In response, Jewish community leaders established organizations to combat the hatred, to provide crucial and illuminating information to the uninformed, and to support political figures who enacted legislation against Jew haters and other racists.

HELP IS ON THE WAY
Jewish advocacy organizations functioned with tremendous efficacy, many for over a century, before they were contaminated and compromised––starting in the 1960s––by leftist Jews who replaced Judaism with their new-found religion of “social justice.”
Today, most of those once-powerful organizations are wholly-owned and controlled by leftist billionaires with a fetish for multiculturalism––the notion that Jews who build symphonies and medical centers in Israel are equal to “Palestinians” who strap homicide bombs onto their three-year-olds.

They also subscribe to political correctness––the idea that organized anti-Semitic groups on college campuses throughout our country can express their hatred for Jews and Israel at will under the rubric of Free Speech, but that Jewish students who protest these assaults can be physically and verbally attacked with total impunity because of cowardly college presidents who are either anti-Semites themselves or have been handsomely paid off by leftist moneybags or Arab money.

A particularly egregious case is that of college student Louis Shenker––chillingly documented by writer Victor Rosenthal––whose time spent at UMass made him the triple victim of the hate-conservatives/hate-Jews/hate-Trump students and its faculty, who relentlessly harassed, tortured and expelled him on false grounds. Shenker’s lawyers are now asking for $27 million in penalties for the school’s violence against him.

FAKE ADVOCATES
Dozens of Jewish organizations have prostituted themselves by throwing their lot into the leftist realm, foolishly believing, against a 5,000-year history, that they––and not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob––will prevail in determining the future of Judaism. Because of space limitations, I can only mention a few.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), founded in 1913, aggressively and successfully fulfilled its mission to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people” until 102 years after its founding, when in 2015, Jonathan Greenblatt became the ADL’s national director and CEO. Greenblatt worked for three far-left regimes antagonistic to Israel—the Clinton administration, the Obama fiasco, and the George Soros-funded far-left Aspen Institute. Now Mr. Greenblatt sounds deranged when he states that “only a small number” of the Black Lives Matter anarchy group don’t like Jews, when he knows full well that it is one of the most rabidly Jew- and Israel-loathing groups in the world!

According to Rabbi Aryeh Spero, president of the Conference of Jewish Affairs title, “…the ADL has made its focus the destruction of political conservatism and President Trump. Worse, under Mr. Greenblatt, it has betrayed its original mission of fighting anti-Semites by forging a new partnership with one of America’s most notorious anti-Semites, Al Sharpton…. he has made the ADL a defamation.”

The ADL is not worth ten cents of any sane Jew’s contribution.

The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations (CoP), founded in 1956, was, as writer Jonathan S. Tobin thoroughly documents, “the central address for American-Jewish political interests.” But today, many of its 53 member groups are neither “major” nor “influential—let alone representative of American Jewry,” Tobin says.

In fact, in 2020, the CoP elected Dianne Lob, the former head of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), a Jewish group whose purpose was to facilitate absorption of immigrants and refugees, but whose mission today is to help refugees from Muslim and other countries. According to the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Ms. Lob has also “collaborated with anti-Israel organizations like J Street and IfNotNow and supported noted anti-Semite Linda Sarsour.”

The CoP is not worth ten cents of any sane Jew’s contribution.

AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) was founded in 1951 to promote the alliance between the United States and Israel to the Senate and House of Representatives––the U.S. Congress.

For decades, AIPAC sponsored conferences in Washington, D.C., featuring prominent pro-Israel American politicians and other luminaries. I personally attended a couple of these conferences and was immensely encouraged by AIPAC’s unwavering support for always-besieged Israel.

That ended the day I saw with my own eyes all the bigwigs at AIPAC give a standing ovation to the Oval Office occupant Barack Obama––who loathed Israel, spat in the face of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and gave Israel’s mortal enemy Iran over a billion dollars in cash to make the nukes they promised every day––to this very day––would destroy Israel forever.

AIPAC is not worth ten cents of any sane Jew’s contribution.

THE DEMOCRAT PARTY OF JEW HATE
Today, less than three months from a presidential election, the Democrat Party––long hailed as a stalwart friend of Israel and the Jewish people––has gone full-bore anti-Semitic.
All Congressional Democrats take their marching orders from Senate Minority Speaker Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who has done the following:
  • Thrown her full support behind “the squad” of outspoken Jew haters Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY), et al.
  • Funneled $14,000 to Ilhan Omar’s campaign as well as endorsed both Omar and Tlaib against moderates running against them.
  • Had not one word of objection when Ocasio-Cortez, the leader of the anti-Israel campaign, threatened to cut off military aid to Israel.
As writers Jeff Ballabon and Bruce Abramson describe in repulsive detail, in “The Democrats Declare a Jew Ban,” Biden’s 2020 presidential platform treats “Jews and Israel as pariahs, uniquely worthy of discriminatory treatment. It makes a mockery of Israel as a sovereign state and an American ally. It directly aligns the Biden campaign—and the entire Party—with Israel’s mortal enemies.”
The writers continue: “Outgoing Secretary of State Kerry announced that when Democrats were back in power they would punish Israel for its stubborn refusal to be bullied into suicidal positions ‘for the sake of peace.’ Biden’s platform delivers on that threat.”

JEWISH POLITICAL STUPIDITY EXPLAINED
In a tour-de-force article in which she lists dozens of anti-Semitic actions taken by Democrat Party elected officials and supporters, writer Valerie Sobel spells out why a “resounding 72-74% majority of the 5.4-million American Jews have backed the Party since the sun has risen in the East.”

“We get it, Sobel elaborates, “you’re for minority rights because you will forever identify as a minority. You’re forever for JFK even though his brand of liberalism is long gone and has actually morphed into modern conservatism. You’re forever for FDR, even though it was the Republican Ronald Reagan who delivered approximately 3,000,000 Soviet Jews from bondage of anti-Semitic leftist oppression. The Democratic Party of the 1950s was the party of the underdog, and you’re forever the underdog, in your mind….”

Alluding to the upcoming vote in November, Sobel says that it’s not the 1950s anymore, and “after the devastating failure of your Party to stand with Jews unequivocally against the rabid Nazi-era anti-Semitism of Democrat Congresswoman [Ihlan] Omar, you stand in the final hour of a critical decision, depleted of all excuses for your political loyalty. And you know it.”

Yoo Hoo, Jewish Democrats, it is long overdue for you to wake up and smell the now-contaminated coffee. A vote for Joe Biden is a full-on endorsement of the poisonous Jew hatred that has commandeered the Democrat Party and told you––meaning all Jews, including left-wingers––that they hate you personally and they hate Israel so much that they share the identical mission of the mullahs in Iran to literally exterminate the only Jewish state in existence.

Your choice.

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